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Trademark Review - Intelligent Quartz, Lakota, and Clorotek (January 2014)

The District Court Finds the TTAB Erred in Refusing to Register INTELLIGENT QUARTZ for Watches - The USPTO refused an application by Timex to register the mark INTELLIGENT QUARTZ for watches on the basis that the mark...more

The R-Word, Postponing the Inevitable

As many anxiously await the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board’s (TTAB) decision in Blackhorse v. Pro Football, Inc., a trademark cancellation action seeking to revoke six federal service mark registrations containing the...more

Around the Virtual World - August 20, 2012

A weekly wrap up of interesting news about virtual worlds, virtual goods and other social media. In This Issue: - Amazon Enters Social Gaming Market - Gaming Industry Haunted by Safety Concerns - Zynga...more

FCC Adopts Lifeline Reform Order; Link Up Eliminated Except in Tribal Lands

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) yesterday (Jan. 31, 2012) adopted its long-awaited Report and Order and Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (Order and Rulemaking) reforming and modernizing the...more

FCC Streamlines FM Allotment Processes for Native Americans

The FCC has further streamlined its procedures for encouraging federally-recognized Native American Tribes and Alaska Native Villages (“Tribes”) to obtain new FM facilities. In early 2010 the Commission established a...more

The Basics of Music Licensing in Digital Media: 2011 Update

Businesses that are involved in digital media use music in many ways—and most require some sort of license to make the use legal. Whether the music is used in an advertisement or a music video, on a Web site or delivered via...more

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